Sunday, December 17, 2017

Our *NEW* Home

In a couple of previous posts, I mentioned that we recently (in May) moved into a new home. Now, when I say NEW, I mean new to us. Our new place is a 1996 24x52 double wide mobile home that we bought moderately used from a private individual. It definitely needs quite a bit of work for it to be "nice" but, when we purchased it, we were looking for something larger than our 1989 14x70 mobile home. We had purchased the single a year before we got married and did quite a bit of renovations to it in order to make it livable. We lived in it for right at 3 years. While it was a nice place, I could not pass up the price of the double wide. Also, it was only 2 bedrooms and if we had any plans to have a child or children in the future, we would definitely need something a little bigger. We now have 3 bedrooms to work with. I don't think we'll need 2 bedrooms for kids but, just in case.. ya know.

We now have this double wide that was totally livable when we bought it. However, it does need some renovations but, until we get some debt paid off, we are not going to be doing any renovations. Unfortunately, I don't have very many pictures of the place before we moved into it. We sort of had a quick out of the old one and into the new one. Once we start renovations, I will definitely be making loads of pictures both before and after.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

I've been gone quite a while.

I hadn't realized until now just how long I had been gone from this blog. Not that I have any readers so, it doesn't really matter. I guess I could get readers if I would actually provide some interested content. Even pictures, maybe. I don't even know where I left off. Let's see...

July 14, 2016... my, oh my! It's been 457 days. 1 year, 3 months & 2 days

Well, in my last post I wrote about having a bigger home, my pets... etc. So, I'm going to try to sit down and work on all of that. I might even work on changing this blog layout up a bit. I need to work on my bio to the side there. It needs a refresh.

I'll see ya soon(ish)...Maybe.

Until next time...

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Whoa! It's been a while....

Oh man has it been a while. When did life become so hectic that I forgot that I even had this blog???

So, how has life been since I last posted?

Well, let's just see here. It's been what, 2 years....

I've been married now almost 3 years. No, no. No children yet. We do however, have several pets. A cat, 5 guinea pigs and a hermit crab. Yes, that's right. I said 5 guinea pigs. Maybe I can get around to doing a pet post.

We've purchased a bigger home just recently. (May of this year) We are slowly settling into it.

That is about it for now... I will slowly try to work on some more posts, asap.

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


I've decided to start couponing. Now, I'm not going to try to do the TLC-Extreme-Couponing-TV-show-kinda-thing. Besides, not all of that is real anyways. They don't tell you the amount of money they spent gathering those coupons. Some get them from coupon clipping services. Now, I work at a gas station, we have 3 different Sunday papers in my area. Well, it just so happens that I can preview those papers before I buy them AND I can get 1 of each of the inserts because our delivery people love me so much. They leave us a copy of the paper to read and I get the coupon inserts. So, with that said, I will go through and use the coupons that are great deals. By great deals, I mean at least 50% off.

I will be going on my first couponing haul today. And, when I get back I will blog the results of my haul. I will be doing 2 different transactions. In one transaction, I plan to save at least 75%. In the other, I plan to save... what? You guessed it, 50% or more depending on tax.

Stay tuned....

Sunday, October 27, 2013

2013, epic fail...

Ok, can I retract the statement I made in the 2012 recap post?

2013 has turned out to be a very unlucky year.

While 2012, had its down dad having surgery and my aunt passing away...2013, what was supposed to be a new, better year; a happy year, well...the universe had other plans for me.

Now, I'm not posting this blog for people to feel sorry for me. I'm simply posting because I haven't in a while and believe it or not, this blog has, if nothing else, been my only way to keep up with my own life.

On January 15, our house caught on fire. It destroyed the whole back half of it but thankfully, it never spread to my room.
On February 4, we found my granddaddy in the bathroom. He passed away from a heart attack.

Things were going good for a little but. We were able to find my parents a mobile home but, it was a fixer upper. We spent the next 4 months getting it ready to move into. We also started on mine getting it ready to move into in September because the fiancé and I were getting married September 13th.
As if planning a wedding and fixing up 2 mobile homes wasn't enough stress on us, on August 10, the day of my bridal shower, we get a call that they had found my brother dead on the side of the road in the city where he lived. He didn't love far from a had station so he walked there a lot. He was 39 years old and he passed from a heart attack.
So, September 13 rolls around, the day of our wedding. It was a very good day, I was happy, my decorations turned out wonderful thanks to a very special aunt and cousin. But, I was also sad because 3 people that I expected to be there couldn't make it. I know they were somewhere watching and making my day very special to me.

And that, has been my year so far. Let's see if the rest can be better.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Recap

Well, it's that time of year again.

Here we go...

We welcomed in a New Year, of course. I finally decided to take a step in a different direction with schooling. Yes, radiology.

I put a friendship situation in the hands of the other person. So, I put the ball in their court. We're still passing it back and forth I believe.

I learned a little more about St. Expedite and worked a spell using his guidance.

I started Shadow Work to try to get rid of negativities and such. I attempted to start growing a few of my own herbs. EPIC FAIL!

Turned 26.

Oops. I didn't blog anything in June. Hmm...

Leslie came home from Germany for her baby shower. I made her a car seat canopy as a gift. Ellie, my dog, had her puppies. Only one lived. :( Negotiations on a trailer were started.

Chad & I went on vacation to The Smokies. We didn't have such a fun time.

One the 13th, Chad and I were together 10 years. My dad had another heart attack.

Oct 3rd, my dad had his 2nd open heart surgery. Oct 27th, my aunt passed away.

Alanea got a pet turtle, I got 2 pet hermit crabs. LOL

Blah. I got shingles. Fun stuff!

Ok, 2012 is over. Let's move on. So, we now have 2013 to deal with. I know it's going to be better than 2012. No negative Nellies here! LOL

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Yes, you can get the shingles, too.

I went to the doctor Sunday because a few days before that, I had started itching and broke out in a rash under my arm and on my back. I thought I might have been bit by an insect of some sort but, the doctoer there said that I have shingles. I thought that only older people could get them. I was aware that shingles are caused by the chicken pox virus but, not knowing that anybody could get them shows how uneducated I was on the subject of shingles. So, I got medicine for it Sunday. I've been taking it ever since. I've had a few problems. Mainly, itching and shooting pain through the are that the rashes are on. From what I've read, I've done fairly well with them. Factors for that possibly include my age, how quickly we caught it and the care I'm doing for it. I've been taking my medicine as I was supposed to and it seems to be clearing up quickly. I know that I'm going to have issues with it for quite sometime. I had chicken pox when I was 5 or 6 years old. So, I've went 20 years without shingles. I'm hoping that I can go another 20 years or, better yet, the rest of my life, without getting them again. I will be finished taking my medicine the day after Christmas. Let's hope that all this clears up before then.

Until Next Time...

)0( - PRiLA